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15 Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes

It is the season for slow-cooking and it is also the season for New Year’s resolutions. So, how do you marry to two? Easy – skinny slow cooker recipes! These are recipes that are low in calories but high in flavor. They are exactly what you need on hand on any given weeknight when you have to think ahead to get a solid, healthy dinner on the table. After all, cold weather cooking should be delicious, but you still want to fit into your shorts come spring!

  • 25 Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes 1 of 16
    15 Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

    If you love your slow cooker but don't want to pile on the pounds make one of these fantastic skinny slow-cooker recipes!

  • Slow-Cooker Tortilla Soup 2 of 16
    Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

    This simple slow cooker soup is perfect for a cold winter night. It is low in calories and high in flavor. For extra protein add shredded chicken or a can of rinsed black beans.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken 3 of 16
    slow cooker pulled chicken

    Pulled chicken is a leaner version of pulled pork. This great recipe calls for tomato sauce, vinegar, and lots of flavorings. Serve it with rice and vegetables for a healthy meal.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Slow-Cooker 3 Bean Pumpkin Chili 4 of 16
    3 Bean Pumpkin Chili

    A chili recipe chock full of vegetables and beans is the perfect hot soup for a cold winter night. You'll love the pumpkin flavor and crunchy onion garnish.

    Photo: Aggie Goodman

  • Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup 5 of 16
    Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

    A truly soothing and healthy vegetable soup is always a welcome hearty dinner. Make it easier on yourself and slip everything into the slow-cooker, press the button, and dinner is ready when you need it!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Slow-Cooker Vegetable Leek and Barley Soup 6 of 16
    Vegetable Leek and Beef Barley Soup

    For a heftier meal make this lightened up beef stew. It is full of vegetables, beef, and healthy barley. You'll love sipping this on a cold winter night and you'll never miss the calories!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Kahlua Pig in the Slow-Cooker 7 of 16
    Kahlua Pig in the Slow Cooker

    To make a simple kahlua pig rub it with lots of salt and pepper and add some liquid smoke. It is as simple as that! This delicious light meal is terrific served with rice and corn for a complete meal.

    Photo: Jaime Richardson

  • Slow-Cooker Thai Style Chicken Thighs 8 of 16
    Thai Style Chicken Thighs

    It is easy to flavor chicken thighs in the slow-cooker without piling on the calories. Flavor them Thai-style with peanut butter, low-sodium soy sauce, and lime juice for a tasty, healthy meal.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup 9 of 16
    Slow cooker Black Bean Soup

    This slow-cooker black bean soup is always welcome on the dinner table. It is super flavorful and full of healthy vitamins and minerals.

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup 10 of 16
    Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

    If you love chicken enchiladas but not the heavy calories make this easy slow-cooker soup. It is packed with protein and everyone will love the Tex-Mex flavor.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken Panini 11 of 16
    Lemon Chicken Panini

    If you want a toasty sandwich but not a lot of heavy cheese make this panini. The lemon chicken is made in the slow cooker while you go about your day. In the evening simply assemble the sandwich and enjoy your meal!

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Sauce 12 of 16
    Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

    A simple batch of spaghetti sauce is low in calories and useful for so many things. Try it over regular pasta, or, for a really healthy meal, drizzle it over polenta.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Meatballs 13 of 16
    slow cooker chicken meatballs

    A light chicken meatball is lower in fat than beef. Nestle one in a bowl of whole wheat pasta, or serve it as is, with a big green salad on the side.

    Photo: Macki Cayloma

  • Butternut Peanut Mole 14 of 16
    Butternut Peanut Mole

    This protein-based mole is made with tempeh and tofu and butternut squash. It is a great vegan skinny meal for the crock pot!

    Photo: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

  • Slow-Cooker Mushroom Bolognese 15 of 16
    Slow-Cooker mushroom Bolognese

    This healthy bolognese sauce is the most delicious vegetarian pasta sauce you've ever tasted. Let it cook long and slow all day long and then enjoy a lightened up dinner!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Slow-Cooker Herbs de Provence Chicken & Rice Soup 16 of 16
    Slow Cooker Herbes de Provence Chicken & Rice Soup

    This soothing chicken and rice soup is flavored with delicious dried herbs and filled with healthy whole grains. Let it cook all day and fill your house with soothing aromas. It is especially good for treating the sniffles!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

 

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